MA (King's College, University of London), PhD (St John's College, University of Durham).
I am the resident Classicist here at Aberdeen and this is my 5th fantastic year here!
In terms of education: I studied Classics at King's College (University London) where I read for my MA. In 2006, I graduated from Durham University with a PhD, although my journey in Classics started at St Mary's - and I am truly grateful for that initial inspiration.
Although my teaching centres on Greek and Roman language, culture and history, my research area includes Near Eastern Studies. I am currently researching cross-cultural influences between the Near East and Greece.
I am able to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to research within the following areas:
Current research includes a volume on Hesiod: A comparative approach and a volume on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature.
I have collaborated with Dr Sian Lewis (St Andrews Unviersity) on two workshops: Sacred Animals and Monsters in Greek and the Near Eastern Religions (22nd-23rd January 2014) and Animals, Monsters and Demons: a Comparative Approach (22nd-23rd January 2015). We are now working towards an edited volume publication drawn from both events.
Most recently, in 2013, I secured a grant from the Carnegie Trust which facilitated a forthcoming book publication.
I am the course co-ordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules (unless otherwise stated below):
Level 1 and Level 2
KL30M1/KL35M1: Special Subject
Current second supervisor for PhD topic: Orpheus and Immortality
Outside of my role here at Aberdeen, I am an examiner for The Open University. I also have links to Durham University and University of St Andrews.
I have a number of administration roles: